A plugged-in tipster reports with a bit of concern:
I am a resident at the Watermark [501 Beale], and we just received a lovely bulletin that our building is right in the path of the planned California Highspeed rail…
If you go to Page 13 of the [December 8 Transbay Transit Center Rail Update] you’ll see that the plans are to “demolish residential highrise” with an image of the Watermark.
Keep in mind this Watermark demolition scare is all in the context of building San Franciso’s High Speed Rail terminus on Beale rather than at the Transbay Terminal as is being evaluated by the California High Speed Rail Authority but as is opposed by Pelosi, Schwarzenegger and others.
And if we’re interpreting the presentation correctly, Baycrest Towers at 201 Harrison Street would have to be demolished as well. Again, assuming it’s the Beale Street Alternative terminal that’s adopted for California’s High Speed Rail rather than the Transbay.
∙ 12/8/09 HSR Rail Update/Beale Street Alternative [transbaycenter.org]
∙ More Evidence Of A High Speed Snub For The Transbay Transit Center [SocketSite]
∙ Pelosi And Schwarzenegger Type For A Transbay HSR Terminus